75-year sentence for man who killed 2 in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man who shot and killed two people and injured two others in a Cedar Rapids parking lot has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.

KCRG-TV reports that 27-year-old Andre Richardson was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of second-degree murder, attempted murder, and other charges.

The shooting happened in May 2019 outside a smoke shop near Kirkwood Community College.

Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, both 18, died in the shootings. Two others also were hit by bullets but survived.

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